@Obusedo holds great pride and respect for the rich history of Obuse. We want to pass on Obuse's DNA, the attitude of accepting outside culture which welcomed Hokusai, not just a phenomenon of the Edo period, but also welcomed the Canadian Anglican church when they pushed to build the Shinsei Tuberculosis Treatment Center in 1874, or perhaps when community centers were established across the country in post-war democracy and Obuse welcomed the first Director, Ryuha Hayashi, who was not even a citizen of Obuse.
Obuse has carried on its townscape and traditional farmhouses. Our familiar Obuse is an irreplaceable treasure. The comfortable silkworm huts, barns, and row houses are filled with the pride of our forefathers in Obuse and the Hokushin region that lived with them.
We hold the conviction that all of these things are things entrusted to us to carry on from the past and pass on to the future. The land itself is also something entrusted to us. Even more so, are not our spirits the greatest things to be carried and passed on?
Treat visitors with heartfelt hospitality. Let them stay in your home and treat them to home-cooked food. This was a good custom kept by our ancestors. Honten, San Poo Loh, Oni Bar, and The Club were built by Obusedo with that in mind. The Masuichi Kyakuden hotel, currently under construction, is another facet of this idea.
It is centered on three old earthen storehouses moved from Nagano City where they were formerly owned by merchants and takes part in the townscape while its interior is furnished in a Western style. It will be what can only be called a gKyakuden-styleh hotel, an establishment completely different from city hotels and resort hotels. The spirit of our ancestorsf hospitality flows there and our feelings of hospitality will set its course.
We especially want to emphasize the family. With family vacations in mind, Western lodgings have their rooms divided in two, providing the best possible space for family enjoyment. Masuichi Kyakuden was designed so that a whole family could stay in a single room. We are basing our prices with this in mind. Finally we hope that this place will help create new exchanges full of possibilities between visitors and the people of Obuse.

Obusedo Manager
Tsugio Ichimura